18 Kids Who Wrote the Cutest Letters to Santa

Kids say the darndest things—especially when it comes to writing wish lists for Santa to find. Let the giggles and awws begins.
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By Holly Pevzner, Contributing Writer
Updated November 19, 2019
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Penning a letter to old Saint Nick is a childhood rite of passage—and sharing those amazing words on social media is an equally important ritual for parents. The nostalgia! The earnestness! The hilarity! We simply can’t get enough. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest letters children have written to Santa, so you can get in on the fun. Consider it our holiday gift to you.


You gotta love kids with ambition—after all, we keep telling them can be anything they want. Here’s hoping these two nail their interview.

Holiday Exchange Policy

Dang, kids. Who do you think makes sure Santa gets you that must-have Hatchimal?

Santa’s Little Helpers

Evidence that giving your kids chores really does pay off. Heart. Warmed.

Animal Lover

If you want to get on Saint Nick’s Nice List, always, always remember the reindeer.

Drive-Through Wish List

Best guess: This little one was dreaming of dinner when this letter was penned. (Also, sandwiching a big-ticket item in there is a total pro move. Hats off, kid.)

Inquiring Minds

Butter the big man up with some compliments to get the scoop. Future A+ reporters here!

Christmas Crime-Fighter

Justice really is the ultimate holiday gift.

Pint-Size Jet-Setter

All this child want for Christmas is…an all-expenses paid trip to Europe. Um, what about a beret instead? Or a teeny Eiffel tower? A croissant?

A Budding Skeptic

We’re 100 percent loving this incredulous (and incredibly cute) letter.

Honesty at its Finest

We are all this child.

Little Kid, Big Heart

This sweetpea gets it: ’Tis the season to put others first!

Santa Sidekick

Gifts are cool and all, but why waste wishes on toys when you could soar through the sky with Santa?

Safety First

Don’t forget your seatbelt too. And no texting and driving. That’s the worst.

Tough Crowd

Some kids are hard to win over. But when you write a five-page letter, we’re gonna go ahead and put you down as a believer.

Pep Talk

Aw, man. We could all use a cheerleader like Christie.

Asking for a Friend

Help a (mermaid) girl out, Santa

Beware of Dog (and Cat)

The fact is, Christmas can be dangerous.

That Tooth Fairy Though

Jolly man flying in a sleigh delivering present to all? Totally believable. A fairy who collects teeth? Come on!

Published November 2017

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